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Emmys 2021: Lead Actor in a Limited Series — Our 6 Dream Nominees!

Emmys 2021

The awards prognosticators over at our sister pub GoldDerby believe this Emmy category is Ethan Hawke’s to lose. And while the actor’s transformational performance in the Showtime mini The Good Lord Bird will undoubtedly earn him an Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie nod, our kudos-themed crystal ball is giving WandaVision co-lead Paul Bettany the edge.

One thing is certain: Both actors absolutely deserve to be in the running this year, as evidenced by their inclusion on our Dream Emmy short list.

Scroll through the list below to review all six of our Dream Nominees (remember, these aren’t predictions; they’re wish lists) and then tell us if our picks warrant a “Hell, yes!,” “Um, no” or “How could you leave off so-and-so?!”

For the record, 2021 Emmy nominations will be voted on from June 17-28, and unveiled on July 13. The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony is scheduled to air on Sunday, Sept. 19 on CBS.

Scroll down for links to our previous Dream Emmy categories:

Outstanding Drama Series — Our 7 Dream Nominees
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series — Our 7 Dream Nominees
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series — Our 8 Dream Nominees
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series — Our 8 Dream Nominees
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series — Our 7 Dream Nominees
Outstanding Comedy Series — Our 7 Dream Nominees
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series — Our 7 Dream Nominees
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series — Our 7 Dream Nominees
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series — Our 7 Dream Nominees
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series — Our 7 Dream Nominees
Outstanding Limited Series — Our 7 Dream Nominees
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie — Our 8 Dream Nominees